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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
(860) 244-3311
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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East Hartford
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chowder Pot is a great place to socialize during Happy Hour. They offer scrumptious appetizers like buffalo wings, lobster tails, dips and an amazing dinner selection.

Thank Tara C
Enfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

chowder pot was one of my favorite restaurants, but the last 2 time we went there was very disappointing. Prices have gone up quite a bit and the portions are shrinking. I usually get the seafood imperial and the last time I got it there hardly seafood in it. My husband got the lobster roll and said mcDonalds was better.... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Chowder Pot for a graduation party, around 50 guests. Carol the planner was awesome-made sure everything was perfect & answered tons of questions along with great suggestions. Very easy to work with. Staff helpful & professional. The party was a hit- everyone loved the food & the beautiful room. Highly recommend it.

Thank Karinm64
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not a lot of curb appeal here and while the interior screams 1980, don't be scared off! The food and service are excellent! We had tried the USS Chowder Pot III in Branford a few years ago while passing through so when we knew we would be passing though Hartford around dinner time, we had to try this one... More 

Thank PreppySue
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could sit at the bar and eat raw oysters and cherry stones for hours. Along with their Bloody Mary's with the shrimp included, this is a great place for happy hour, lunch or dinner. You can never be disappointed because they always make everything perfect.

Thank Sista-Levi
Hartford, Connecticut
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237 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service staff was friendly and helpful. The decor was an expected seaside cliched look. Bathrooms were ok. Parking was plentiful. Went with a friend for lunch. I ordered the seafood salad despite the price because it looked so good. Two shrimp (good), a reasonable amount of crab (also good), the lobster meat (tasteless and squishy), lettuce (tasted like it had... More 

Thank Jerandnanc
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we entered,the hostess greeted us warmly,got us seated right wrap pawpaw,that surely is a good sign of things to come..Great waitress,she took our orders,made a few suggestions.We pretty much knew right off what we wanted!My escargots were delicious,one in our party loved his clam chowder(always good)4 orders of lazy mans lobster,met with satisfaction,my clam strips ,perfect,my husbands,prime... More 

Thank Marilyn G
Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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101 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place has ambiance. The food is delicious and it is s perfect venue for friends or a business meeting. It is very classy

Thank Wanda T
Westfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I used to love the Chowder Pot IV. We haven't been in a couple of years and decided to go back last night. There was a 45 minute wait so we went into the very large bar area. We waited about 10 minutes or so at the bar that had a smell of vomit along the whole... More 

Thank Kara S
Manassas, VA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Service was good, food was great! Walking distance from hotel made it perfect :-) Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys good seafood!

Thank Wlakegirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 244-3311

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